Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modelling, Communication and Analysis, Fourth ed.

  • 6h
  • Marc Lankhorst
  • Springer
  • 2017

Lankhorst and his co authors present ArchiMate 3.0, enterprise modelling language that captures the complexity of architectural domains and their relations and allows the construction of integrated enterprise architecture models. They provide architects with concrete instruments that improve their architectural practice. As this is not enough, they additionally present techniques and heuristics for communicating with all relevant stakeholders about these architectures. Since an architecture model is useful not only for providing insight into the current or future situation but can also be used to evaluate the transition from ‘as is’ to ‘to be’, the authors also describe analysis methods for assessing both the qualitative impact of changes to an architecture and the quantitative aspects of architectures, such as performance and cost issues.

The modelling language presented has been proven in practice in many real life case studies and has been adopted by The Open Group as an international standard. So this book is an ideal companion for enterprise IT or business architects in industry as well as for computer or management science students studying the field of enterprise architecture.

This fourth edition of the book has been completely reworked to be compatible with ArchiMate 3.0, and it includes a new chapter relating this new version to other standards. New sections on capability analysis, risk analysis, and business architecture in general have also been introduced.

About the Author

Marc Lankhorst is managing consultant and product strategist at BiZZdesign. He is responsible for BiZZdesign’s vision, market development, consulting and coaching on digital business design and enterprise architecture, His expertise and interests range from enterprise and IT architecture and business process management to agile methods, portfolio management and digital business design. Marc has managed the development of the ArchiMate® language for enterprise architecture modelling, now an Open Group standard, and he has lead the team developing the newest version of the standard. He has written numerous scientific and business publications and he is the primary author of two books, “Enterprise Architecture at Work”, which describes the ArchiMate language, and “Agile Service Development”. Marc is a certified TOGAF9 enterprise architect, and holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Twente and a PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

In this Book

  • Foreword to the Fourth Edition
  • Foreword to the Third Edition
  • Foreword to the Second Edition
  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
  • State of the Art
  • Foundations
  • Communication of Enterprise Architectures
  • A Language for Enterprise Modelling
  • Combining ArchiMate with other Standards and Approaches
  • Guidelines for Modelling
  • Viewpoints and Visualisation
  • Architecture Analysis
  • Architecture Alignment
  • Tool Support
  • Case Studies
  • Beyond Enterprise Architecture
  • References